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To an Assurance Company, asking for a Short-term Life Assurance

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10, Bed Street,

E. C. 1.

They __ Assurance Co., May 6th.London, W. 1.

Dear Sirs,

I am making a business trip to South Africa in September next and should be glad to know your rate of premium for a Life Assurance to cover me against all risks of accident etc. while on the journey out and back, and while in South Africa. I shall be returning to England in the following September.

Please quote with and without air travel; I am not yet certain how I shall travel out and back but in any case there is every possibility of air travel while in South Africa.

Yours truly,

Alfred Mirton.

TO BANKERS AND SOLICITORS!

Note: If a firm has given instructions to the Bank that all cheques must be signed by two (or more) Directors, then any new instructions on the subject must likewise be signed by the two Directors (see first model letter below).

Instruction Bank to honour Signature

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The Manager, December 4th

____ Bank.

Dear Sir,

Please note that from this date all cheques drawn on our Accounts will be signed by two Directors as heretofore and countersigned by Mr. A. L. Johnson instead of Mr. B. Wright. Also all cheques payable to us will be endorsed by Mr. Johnson instead of by Mr. Wright.

Yours faithfully,

For The Stupendous Co., Ltd.,

H. Moss (Chairman).

P. E. John (Director).

3 specimens of Mr. A. L. Johnson's signature: ....

Opening a second A/c

The Manager, December 9th.

_____ Bank.

Dear Sir,

I enclose cheque for $250 and shall be obliged if you will credit the amount to a new Ale, to be known as the "T. H. Green, No. 2 A/c". Please send me pass book and book of 50 cheques to order, crossed.

Yours faithfully,

T. H. Green

Stopping Payment of Cheque

The Manager, May 14th. __ Bank.

Dear Sir,

Will you please stop payment of cheque No. A 04816, dated ____. drawn by me for $560 in favour of Messrs. P. Loomis & Co.?

Yours faithfully,

T. H. Green.

Paying in Cheque for Third Party

The Manager, November 14th. __ Bank.

Dear Sir,

I enclose cheque for $182.48c., which please credit to the A/c of your client, Mr. H. L. Powell, of _______.

Yours faithfully,

T. H. Green.

Asking for Overdraft

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The Manager, , May 21st. _____ Bank.

Dear Sir,

I enclose list of orders in hand, all from firms of good repute, including one for over $3,000 from the War Office. To meet immediate requirements I write to inquire if the Bank will grant overdraft facilities up to $2,000 for a period of six months on the usual terms? I should be obliged if you would let me know if this can be arranged, I shall be pleased to discuss the matter with you, if you so desire it.

Yours faithfully,

T. M. S. Morion.

Letter of Credit

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The __ Bank, March 1st Hong Kong.

Dear Sirs,

This letter will be presented to you by our Mr. S. S. Jenkins, and we shall be obliged if you will honour his drafts up to $1,000 and debit our account.

Yours faithfully,

For T. Moore & Sons,

P. L. Moore.

Director.

Advising Letter of Credit

The __ Bank, March 1st Hong Kong.

Dear Sirs,

We have to-day given our Mr. S. S. Jenkins a Letter of Credit authorising him to draw upon you up to $1,000. Please honour his drafts up to this amount and debit our Ale. We enclose a copy of the Letter of Credit given to Mr. Jenkins, and his signature is appended. We also enclose photograph of Mr. Jenkins for purposes of identification if required.

Yours faithfully,

For T. Moore & Sons,

P. L. Moore.

Director.

3 specimens of Mr. S. S. Jenkins' signature: ..

Instructing a Solicitors to prepare a Power of Attorney

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Dear Mr. James, June 1st.

As I am going abroad next month and expect to be away for a year, I wish to give a general Power of Attorney to Mr. James Watts, of 18 Mildmay Road, Kensington, to act for me, and on my behalf. Will you please draw up the necessary document and let me know -when it is ready for signature?

Yours truly,

M. P. Holland.

To a Solicitor, giving Notice to pay off Mortgage

April 14th.

The Lawns, High Street.

Dear Sir,

I shall be obliged if you will inform your clients that I wish to pay off the mortgage on these premises, and herewith give the required six months' notice.

Yours faithfully,

L. C. West

To a Solicitor, accepting Service of Writ

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June 15th.

Dear Sir,

I have received your letter of the 14th, informing me that you have been instructed by Messrs. Mason & Co., Ltd., to bring an action in the High Court to recover $450 which they claim to be due to them.

My solicitors are Messrs. ___ & ___, of ___, who will accept service on my behalf.

Yours faithfully,

T. L Whittaker.

|CIRCILAR LETTERS

Enclosing new Price List

November 19th.

Sir or Madam,

We would like to call attention to the enclosed revised Price List. We are happy to announce that, owing to careful buying on a large scale, we have been able to effect a further reduction in many lines, and we are convinced that no more favourable terms are obtainable. We especially direct your attention to Section V (china and glassware), in which we are able to offer many striking novelties at remarkably low prices.

We hope you will shortly pay us a visit, or, if this is not possible, that you will avail yourself of our Shopping by Post system, full details of which will be found in the enclosed Price List.

Your orders will always receive our careful attention.

Yours faithfully,

Morgan & White

On Opening new Premises

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June 1st.

Mr. H. L. Purvis is pleased to announce that he is shortly opening new and commodious premises at 4446 High Street, _____, as a Poulterer's and Fishmonger's. The best qualify goods will be supplied at moderate prices, and no effort will be spared to give customers the utmost satisfaction. The building has been fitted up on the most modern hygienic principles, thus securing perfect cleanliness and freshness.

The premises will be open on June 16th, when Mr. Purvis will be pleased to answer any inquiries concerning his new shop, and will be ready to receive orders.

 

On Extension of Premises

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October 2nd.

Sir or Madam,

I beg to call your attention to the opening of the extension of these Premises at 48 High Street, ______, where I am starting a Fruit and Flower Department.

I thank you for past favours, and I venture to hope for the continuance of your custom and its extension to the new department. Best quality goods will be supplied at moderate prices, and every effort will be made to give my customers complete satisfaction.

Assuring you that your orders shall always have my careful attention,

I am,

Yours faithfully,

H. L Purvis.

Announcing Sale

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March 1st

Dear Madam,

We beg to advise you that our Spring Sale will open on March 15th, and enclose catalogue showing a few of the great bargains that will be offered.

Prices have been reduced in some cases by over 50 %, and in all departments exceptional opportunities are offered of obtaining high-class goods at prices far below cost. These are all goods bought for our general stock, and therefore are in every way up to the high standard of quality on which our reputation is based.

We hope you will be able to pay us a visit and make your own selections. If you are unable to do so, however, we .shall be happy to reserve for you any goods up to the amount of our stocks ordered from the enclosed catalogue, to be dispatched on March 15th. Order by post cannot be received after that date.

As all prices have been so greatly reduced, we can only sell these goods on a cash basis, and remittance in full must accompany orders. We pay carriage on all orders over $1 in value.

Assuring you always of our best attention, and awaiting your commands,

We are. Madam,

Yours faithfully,

Watson & Peel.

Offering Special Goods

November 20th.

Dear Sirs,

We have received advices on a consignment of dolls from our agents in Stuttgart. These are very fine models, superior to anything on the market at present, and, as-we have secured the entire consignment at exceptional prices, we are able to offer them to our customers at a very attractive figure.

We enclose list, giving sizes and prices. If you would like to avail yourself of this offer, please let us hear from you by return, as our supply is limited and the models cannot be repeated this year.

The consignment is now at the docks, so that immediate delivery can be made.

Yours faithfully.

Hallam & Co., Ltd.

Notifying Change in Partnership

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January 5th.

Messrs. Noakes, White, and Alien announce that Mr. J. Noakes has now retired from partnership, and that the firm will in future be known as White and Allen.

Ditto

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January 5th.

Dear Sir,

We write to advise you that Mr. James Noakes has now been admitted as a partner in this firm, which will in future be known as White, Alien, and Noakes.

Yours faithfully,

L. f. White.

B. Alien.

On Taking over a Business

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October 19th.

Sir or Madam,

I write to inform you that, on the retirement of Mr. J. Brown, I have taken over the business conducted by him under the style of J. & T. Brown.

I propose to trade under the same title and hope to maintain the firm's high tradition for quality, moderate prices, and prompt and courteous attention.

As I have worked with Mr. Brown for many years, I fully understand your requirements, and I assure you that your orders will always have my best attention.

Yours faithfully,

W. W. Thyme.

(Manager for Messrs. J. & T. Brown for 18 years).

Notifying Change of Agent

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November 1st.

Dear Sirs,

We beg to notify you that we have appointed Mr. K. L. Read, of _____, our sole representative in London, in place of Mr. L. P. Stone. Mr. Read hopes to have the pleasure of calling upon you shortly, and we trust you will favour him with a continuance of your inquiries and orders.

Yours faithfully,

Arnold & Cook.

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